Dashmi 2020: History, significance, date and time of Vijayadashmi or Dussehra

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Dashmi, Dussehra or Vijayadashami is noticed on the tenth day of the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin and marks the tip of each Durga Puja and Navratri competition. This 12 months Dashmi will fall on October 25, it’s believed that it was on at the present time that Goddess Durga slayed the demon king Mahishasura, and one other perception is that it’s on at the present time that Lord Rama defeated King Ravana, each victories of fine over evil. Therefore the identify Vijay Dashmi which suggests the day of victory. Whereas on one hand Dashmi marks the tip of two festivals it additionally heralds preparations for the competition of lights, which begins round (roughly) twenty days after the competition. Diwali and Celebrated with a lot fervour, the day symbolises the victory of fine over evil when Goddess Durga killed Mahishasura, the demon king. It’s also mentioned that this was the day when Lord Rama defeated Raavan.

In keeping with Drikpanchang, Dashmi can be celebrated on October 25 this 12 months and the Dashami Tithi begins on 07:41 AM on Oct 25, 2020, and the ends on 09:00 AM on Oct 26, 2020.

The phrase Navratri interprets to ‘9 nights’. In many of the components of India completely different types of the goddess, Maa Durga, are worshipped throughout these 9 nights– Shilaputri, Brahmacharni, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandama, Katyayani, Kalratri, Maha Gauri, and Siddhidatri. On the eighth day of Navratri, devotees throughout the nation worship Goddess Mahagauri, the eighth avatar/type of Goddess Durga. This 12 months, COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the festivities as there’s a large lower within the variety of devotees arriving on the temple for providing prayers. Temple authorities are adhering to the COVID-19 tips issued by the Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA). The competition is popularly and prominently celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and the southern state of Karnataka.

In West Bengal, the final 4 days of Navratri is well known with a lot pomp and enthusiasm and is called Durga Puja. Also referred to as Sharad Navratri, the event is believed to mark Goddess Durga’s victory over demon Mahishasura, signifying the victory of fine over evil. Jyoti Kalash, Kumari Puja, Sandhi Puja, Navami Homa, Lalitha Vrat and Chandi Path are different well-known rituals and occasions that are noticed in the course of the 9 days of Navratri. The 10th day of Sharad Navratri is well known as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.

(With ANI inputs)

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